coming up, russia's from confirmed that military and humanitarian aid has been flown into syria. >> refugees are held in camps in hungary as the army prepares to strengthen border security. >> tens of thousands of people are forced to flee homes in japan as unprecedented rainfall triggers severe flooding. >> china's prime minister tries to reassure the world about the
health of his country's economy. >> russia's foreign minister confirmed has military and humanitarian aid has been flown into syria. sergey lavrov comments come after u.s. secretary of state john kerry expressed concerns about reports of increasing russian military activity in syria. let's go to moscow. talk us through this announcement and what russia involvement there is. >> going back 60 years, ruer's been supplying syria with arms and advisors and military equipment, and nothing much has really changed. between 2009 and 2011, russia was supplying 71% of syria's
military needs, everything from jets to military equipment to air defense systems. sergey lavrov, the russian foreign minister said this continues to take place. russia has got a naval port, a base at tartas so obviously has advisors there. he did make a distinction that there has been addition air traffic coming into the air base there and now says that military equipment, as well as humanitarian aid are being taken in on those flights. as far as boosting up boots on the ground, he said russian military specialists are working on training the syrians to use our weapons, not taking additional steps at the moment and if that's necessary, we will cult regional countries and comply with international law. >> what about putin? has he said anything yet? >> well, he hasn't spoken the
last -- a couple of days ago, he said to talk about being ready to deploy troops in syria is premature with supplying enough to support the syrian army, but now, he's not saying as he said, premature, whether this will be stepped up in the future. he'll be speaking to the u.n. certainly assembly at the end of this month and certain to raise the whole issue with syria. what i think putin would like to see is america and saudi arabia joining russia in conjunction with syria to fight the common enemy, isil and he's almost certain to be raising those plans when he speaks in new york. >> we will be getting the american viewpoint later on. >> the syrian government has lost control of more territory to rebel groups in recent months. let's take a closer look at the
latest estimates of who controls what. the isil controls this territory in red. various groups control these areas shown in yellow. one of the most effective groups fighting the syrian government is al-nusra group holding areas in the west. the y.p.g. has substantial control along the border with southern turkey. the power base for the syrian regime remains in the country's west. a retired air force general says russia is trying to keep bashar al assad in power. >> it's clear that bashar al assad forces was experienced setback recently. this russian movement sends great signals, such as assad must not go and that's why we
see big cargo and two tank ships landed there. they are trying to compare runways over there with fabricated houses and trying, all of this is to include fighter pilots, russian planes to conduct air operation. that's what complicated the air management, and i think operation of coalition aircraft. >> europe is continuing to struggle with a huge number of refugees fleeing syria and other conflict-affected countries. hungary is considering declaring a state of crisis that could come into effect september 15. austrian rail ways is halting
trains from hungary because of what it calls massive overburdening. australian police had been organizing trains to take refugees to vienna, but hungary is operating trains to its border. refugees had been huddled in tents on the border after crossing from serbia. 3,300 refugees were put into camps, the highest number of people in a sickle day. >> a researcher for amnesty international has just returned from hungary where she saw the living conditions for refugees firsthand. she joins us live from london. obviously i'd like to know what it is that you saw, what you experienced there in hungary. tell us. >> it could be described as a chaos, but should we go into details, conditions provided by the hungarian authorities are completely in adequate. the moment people enter hungary, they find themselves in the
middle of a field, which the hungarian authorities call a collection point, but the government doesn't provide facilities there. the only ones helping are volunteers and as of friday, 150 tents will be brought there. the biggest problem is at night when most people are arriving and there is nothing for them. we encountered people shivering from cold and terrified they would spend the night in the field. those with their own tents sleep in them, but many simply don't. the next stage from this collection point is the registration center, about 700 meters away. the authorities especially the police are escorting people there in buses, but even then, they didn't have enough buses. sometimes people would be walking, being escorted there by the police and the registration
center also has only limited equals cities, about 1,500 people, which of course is inadequate for the current number of people entering hungary on a daily basis. >> i gather many are petrified that they're going to be sent back, right? >> that's a fear among many refugee that is we spoke to on the border crossing. it's known that hungary has adopted an amendment to the asylum law in july, according to reach serbia is considered a safe country. on the base of law anybody entering hungary at the end of august could be returned to serbia. we need to see how this will be implemented. another fear is hungary will seal off its border and it will be difficult for people to enter punkarien territory. >> tell me why you think they are being treated so bodily there. we saw a picture of a local
woman kicking refugees. why are they so badly treated there? >> they are badly treated by the authorities, but there has been a huge mobilization of civil society, individuals and volunteers who are the ones actually helping. i was really impressed by the tireless efforts, by many, many people who would be coming not only to the border area, but also to the train stations when there were hundred was people sleeping rough. on social immediately i can't, people ask what sort of supplies do they need to bring. these contrast with the treatment of the authorities. hungarian's prime minister made it clear, sake that the priority for hungary is to protect borders. they are raising questions why are borders taking priority over people, because hungary has obligation to ensure that people have an access to protection. it's important to realize that many of these people coming to hungary have been escaping war and have been on the road for a
number of days. the ones that we spoke to were traumatized, exhausted and were in need of support and help. >> thank you for talking to us about those who need help in hungary. thank you. >> italy is one of the first places refugees land when they make it across the mediterranean. efforts to support the new arrivals are made difficult because many are arriving from african nations, not fleeing conflict and less likely to receive refugee status. >> the most who arrived by sea this year, this dock has been where they made their first steps in europe. for days now, the port has been uncommonly quiet. bad weather now easing prevented the boats from attempting the crossing from north africa. there are fewer african faces waiting for food handouts. those moving on don't linger here for registration if they
don't have to. those here are mainly waiting for verdicts on their asylum applicationses, which can take many months. arriving 15 years ago now working for a courier company, they've been here a long time trying to make a better life. he supports the sentiment behind the plan for a $2 billion fund for africa but says it won't be easy to make it work. >> if you want to help africans and stop some of them coming to europe and avoid economic migrants getting mixed up with refugees, you have toiseach their needs at home. >> 40 minutes away is the refugee center. nearly 3,000 live here, waiting for asylum applications to be processed, as well as redistributing refugees away from understrained countries like italy, the plan is to set up hot spots to speed the process. surely a welcome offer of help for the mayor, but also surely recognition that the local response has been inadequate.
>> of course there have been inefficiencies by the police, but italy has been left alone in facing this problem. sings the tragedy in april in which 800 people died at sea and the picture of the young boy at the beach, something changed. now the italian police is ready to do its job in a better way. >> before this crisis began, it was hardly a rich town. nobody disputes that this has been temporary based on the weather, weather which is now turning. 20,000 new arrivals can be expected to come here in the next few weeks, whether italy and europe are ready or not. al jazeera, italy. >> plenty more coming up. we'll report from singapore where the upcoming election is
shaping up to be the most hotly contested in the city and state's 50 year history. >> the venice film festival tries to avoid that sinking feeling by raiding a wave of 16 mattic change. >> ahead in sport, find out why roger federer is playing the best tennis of his career. the latest from the u.s. open, coming up. >> floods in eastern japan are affecting up to 800,000 people. at least 100,000 people have been forced from their homes. many others are stranded and need emergency assistance. >> a wall of water rushed be into this part of eastern japan, taking all in its way. rescuers are overwhelmed with people needing help, especially
in the city. they are signaling to the emergency services and military helicopters flying overhead for help. the river broke its banks after a second day of unusually heavy rain, overflowing across low lying areas. >> these heavy rains are unprecedented. we can say this is an abnormal situation be and that there is imminent serious danger. serious disasters such as landslides and flooding have occurred and are still happening. >> the heavy rain comes after a tropical storm that crossed japan on wednesday. >> the heavy rains are unprecedented and likely to continue. the government will take every possible disaster measure. >> 5 million people may be affected by the downpours. some people have made it to
emergency shelters. we haven't seen this much rain in decades. >> thousands are caught up in the flood and still need assistance. >> we are live in tokyo. how many people are out of their homes tonight? >> what we can tell you at this stage is that a lot of people are and you have their homes. in that town where the footage that we've just seen has come from, 7,000 homes have been swept away or affected in some way by the floods. evacuation centers have been set up across the two areas affected and since nightfall, people have been arriving in those centers. when you think of the sale of the disaster, there were 60,000 residents in one city and at nightfall there were only a couple of thousand that
registered at the evacuation center. you can only hope they've found higher ground elsewhere, not any official evacuation centers and they are safe tonight. >> can the japanese government and local governments, what are they doing to assist? >> the japanese government obviously is coming out of a very critical phase in their disaster response after the triple disasters of 2011 here, so the prime minister was very quick to respond to the disaster today to say that the local governments and national government is doing whatever it can to be ahead of the game here, and its urged the locals to be as ahead of itself as it can in the unfolding disaster. >> i'm wondering how much more of this can japan take.
they've had horrendous whether for sometime. >> this is extraordinary, we're talking once in a 50 year event, essential for some figures i've seen, it's easy to believe it's that scale we talk about. we've had a few factors coming together. it's been wet for a long time, so a lot of wet ground across japan. we had tropical storm etta across the country. that is a tropical storm which just confuses things for the time being, but these two systems coming together resulted in the rain really coming down. for tokyo, it was probably nothing out of the ordinary, 155 mim meters in the space of 24 hours. they've got about 234 millimeters in the entire month. very heavy. once you get further towards north, i think the mountains played some part here, high ground certainly in the excess of 300 millimeters in the space of 24 hours and 450 in 14 hours.
some areas are seeing even more than that. 444 millimeters from thursday beats a record of just 212 millimeters which has stood for white quite a long time. the rains continue to move north. more torrential rain for the next six oh 12 hours should gradually improve from then. >> china's premier said the country has reached its growth target but will be painful moving forward. the target of 7% growth will be hard to achieve. the health of china's economy is important for the rest of the world. china's growth rate peaked at more than 12% in 2010. that increase in demand pushed up the price of commodity such as coal, iron ore and oil, boosting the economies of countries that produce them. now chinese growth is slowing,
it's buying less commodities and the pain is being felt around the world. new zealand has been forced to cut interest rates to boost its economy. brazil has shrunk exports to china. japan is feeling the china effect. some think tokyo will have to cut interest rates in october to keep its growth on track. an independent analyst joins us. what is the true extent of china's slow down? >> i think it's very much a chronic crisis that china faces rather than an acute one. this is no real surprise, the growth peaked over five years ago and happen following, in half since then. the debt mountain in china has gotten bigger and bigger. nobody should be surprised by falling growth in china. we have seen commodities for many years now.
the bad news is it's going to continue. this is a multi-year problem and i think we're probably only halfway through it. >> the prime minister promised no hard landing. what does he mean? >> you can already see a hard landing. there's tremendous overcapacity in a large number of industries, energy, oil, ship building, many smaller cities have seen prices cool laps by 30%, 40%, 50%. to say there is no hard landing, that may be true for the aglee get of the country, but many companies have felt it already. >> not only china, but those in the immediate vicinity are struggle be, aren't they? >> that's right.
there's a number of countries, brazil to jump status today. it is part of the bric. that seemed to be a great study years ago. >> why do you think china decided to devalue its currency? what is behind that thought process and what do you think it achieved? >> the devaluation in itself was not enough to boost their economy. i think they were tryings to look, we can move our currency, it does trade a bit more. all they've done is actually just caused real panic in the market and distrust.
there's a growing feeling that the chinese leadership are not in control and that they are luckier rather than smart. >> it's not looking good, is it? thank you for being with us. >> people in singapore vote in a general election on friday, the same political party has been in power for 50 years, but this vote is expected to be the most keenly contested in the city state's history. rob mcbride reports. >> at 95, waiting much of his life to vote in elections where he has the choice of more than one candidate. he flew for the national army against the japanese. he has witnessed the founding and development of singapore, but unlike many of his generation welcomes the change. >> people are thinking, should move on. they should have competition.
>> it will be the younger voters who will have the most impact in this poll. >> this election will see the highest proportion of young people voting compared to previous elections, many of them for the first time, a younger generation born well after independence who don't necessarily have the same loyalty to the ruling party as their parents, and with very different priorities. >> for many, moving out of the family home into their own apartment is the biggest concern in this high-priced city. >> i think everyone's really concerned about housing and how they are going to be able to afford a house and move out before the 15th. >> she and her boyfriend both work but live at home with their families. at least now, concerns like housing and other election issues, they can share with other voters, thanks so social media, another big influence in
this election. >> honestly, i don't know, man, it's a scary choice for everyone he, but i think change is good. people in singapore need some change and need to step out of this bubble that they have, but i think certainly, we are looking at a very different landscape for the people, actors as well as voters. >> the future ballots and the way they are conducted is changed forever. >> there are concerns about where money has gone in the first of a four part series on charity aid. we have a report on one project hailed as a success story. >> this is saw the sudan's first and only paved highway.
since it was completed, it has become a vital trade route. it reaches the border. fifty kilometers in, drivers can stop at the tiny store for a drink or even a diaper. >> before the highway was built, i used to make 50 sudanese pounds a day. now i make 200 to 300 pounds a day. >> this highway cost $200 million to build, funded by the u.s. agency for international development or usaid. not 1 cent was given directly to the south sudanese government. u.s. aid hired the contractors, designed the concept and oversaw each mile of this highway in my the end. >> we have a responsibility to american taxpayers. oftentimes, the government around the world would prefer that we give them the money
directly. it is more efficient and effective to go through a local non-government organization or a partner to make sure that the resources get to the people who need them. >> south sudan's auditor general say the americans have the right approach. >> he's trying to track money. >> the mandate doesn't give the authority to investigate money given to that arties.
his advice, donate the money and oversee the project to ensure every dollar reaches its intended destination. al jazeera, south sudan. >> we can speak to adam pickering from the chart's aid foundation live from london. good to have you with us on the show. that's a success story. unfortunately, it is very rare. why is there such widespread abuse of charity aid? what's going wrong? >> well, i think that's quite a negative assessment. actually, the trend has been for increased accountability. there's been a number of initiatives signed up to whereby they agree to kind of publish as much of the information as they can. we see that not just in government aid agencies, but increasingly in charities, as well. i think that's driven by donors and their desire to have as much information as possible to ensure that they're giving to good causes, those causes are
being practicable. you have to take things on a case by case basis. i think it would be wrong to have a blanket approach for everyone. i think you can make the analogy with individual donors and the way they give to charity, too. there's not one blanket approach. we need to talk be a solutions and talk about the context in which way given. >> what do i have to do to get the money to those in need? >> it's been reassuring to see the outpouring of generosity in the continuing crisis we're
seeing. i think people can make intelligence lay person decisions about the way they give their money. you should look for charities that publish their data. i think it's right to expect a charity spending your money should publish how they are spending your money. accounts should be available. you ought to be able to see who is the trustees and on the board. crucially, you need to be able to see previous work they've done to make sure they've got experience in the area. >> good to have you with us, thank you very much. >> lots more coming up on the news hour. trouble upstream, this hydropower lake is causing problems for the community. >> we talk to tom brady about how he's pumped up for the nfl season following the deflate gate scandal.
>> you're watching the al jazeera news hour. russia's foreign minister confirmed that it is supplying military support as well as humanitarian aid to the syrian government. pictures recently released by syrian activists show russian fighters supporting syrian forces. >> hungary says it is declaring a state of crisis in response to the influx of refugees. it will come into effect september 15. >> two missing after flooding
and landslides in japan. the fukushima site is being monitored. >> white house correspondent patty calhane joins us live from washington. what is the major concern for the u.s. with russian troops in syria? >> washington just waking up right now, so we had a chance to get official reaction now that the reports are confirmed by the foreign minister. they have responded in general about their concerns. the white house press secretary said it would be unconscionable for anybody to help the assad regime after what he has done to his people. there is worry about a clash between the russian forces and coalition. analysts behind the scenes say
that there are deeper concerns. the white house said assad needs to be weakened to the point he loses international backers, that iran and russia would peel away from him, but also that in his inner circle, they need to doubt him, perhaps looking to some sort of coup. some sort of government structure needs to stay in place. they insist bashar al assad cannot be part of the solution. they've been very public about that, u.s. officials have. >> what is the u.s. likely to do about this? >> they've talked behind the scenes. secretary of state john kerry has had two conversations over the last days with his counterpart. also, they're trying to pressure other countries to deny russia
overflight rights. we believe ukraine has said that they would do that, bulgaria has done that. they are going to put pressure and make it difficult for russia to get any sort of equipment in there. they are just waking upping. i expect we'll hear response from them now that it has been confirmed. >> republican politicians in the united states continue to debate the iran nuclear deal, but they are unlikely to be able to stop congress approving it. tuesday, u.s. president obama got the support he needed to overcome congressional opposition to the agreement. >> the house was supposed to be filled with congressman debating iran. most republicans don't like the deal. >> at this point, i think the president has lost this debate
with the american people. he lost it the moment that he agreed to a deal that allows iran to stay on a path to develop a nuclear weapon. we're going to do all we can to continue to try and stop this bad deal. >> the republicans say the white house has not fully disclosed what they call side deals between iran and the international atomic energy agency. until congress has that information. some members are refusing to vote on the agreement negotiated by six word powers, including the united states. still, the secretary of state and energy secretary went to capitol hill to explain the science behind the deal, to convince undecided lawmakers the agreement is the only way to ensure iran cannot create a nuclear weapon. >> we spent many, many hours. they've learned nuclear josh gone and details about
centrifuges. >> it is a disgrace for this administration to abandon americans in iranian hell holes. >> at this stage, the opposition is likely to have little impact. there are now enough senators backing the deal that even if congress rejects it, the president can veto the resolution and the senate does not have the support to override it. >> the clock is ticking. whether or not congress chooses to vote, the iran agreement is scheduled to go into effect
september 17. >> more border crossings in venezuela and colombia have been closed. one of them in the north is the region's largest trade hubs. it was closed tuesday. the standoff began three weeks ago. venezuela began a crackdown on smuggling and started deporting column beans caracas said were living in the country illegally. we have this report. >> this was the last major border crossing still open between venezuela and colombia. that has changed on tuesday, when the venezuela president maduro ordered the closing of this crossing in venezuela. behind me, you can see many trying to go back to their country. they've been waiting hours to do so. for days, there haven't been many deportations of colombians
from venezuela, but colombians continue to move back to their country of origin, saying they fear reprisal in venezuela, because the government is blaming them for the chronic shortages in the country. the new closure also seems to have closed the door on the possibility at least for now of a meeting between president santos and president maduro. on wednesday, the colombian president had some of the hardest words yet against the venezuelan government. >> the bolivar i can'ten revolution is self destroying. it is destroying itself because of its results, not because of colombian nor the colombian penalty. >> no easy solution at end. the economic consequences will continue to be harsh for the people living here who were used to moving freely through these borders. >> a judge in zambia has seen the world's largest man made
reservoir drop to 11 than half its normal examines city. this is forcing major power cuts. communities around the lake are suffering the most. >>ed golden shores and waters, for local communities, the lake is part of their every day life. it's dam provides zambia and zimbabwe with hydropower, but the drought has left the lake at its lowest level in years. >> the cycle normally is that in february, the lake gets to its minimum and then begins to rise. in february of this year, the lake just stabilized, then i had steady of coming up went down. we've lost two meters instead of gaining water. >> he says it's only once before that he's seen the lake so low.
he's worried. >> if the lake gets too low, they will not be able to generate power which will affect the whole of zambia. that's the big issue. >> according to official data, the dam is just over 40% full, impacting the ability to generate power. >> they have imported power from south africa. south africa has its on issues with electricity supply, so it's been importing power from mozambique. in the short term, no big fix. structurally, they have challenges with regard to the electricity sector and that will take time to resolve. >> the local power company has introduced power cuts and managing to sox the crisis. >> the demand for electricity continues to grow.
businesses and residents rely on these waters to keep things going. >> without electricity, this print shop will come to a standstill. his worries don't end there. at home, he quickly collects water before supply is cut for the day. >> by grace of god. >> for this community, there are few things more valuable than this water. they say without it, life would be impossible. >> for years, criminal gangs controlled part of the water supply in the southern pakistani city. the so-called water mafia have stolen millions of dollars of water and sold it on the black market. the police are finally cracking down on them. >> on the outskirts of the city hidden from view is an illegal
water station. the owners have tapped into an underground pipeline owned by that the state. all day, trucks line up for water and sell it. >> we sell containers of water for $4 and then they resell it to the people, a full tanker for $45. >> the water far in a thrives on the fringes of the city. armed gangs control this neighborhood. >> this is one of the illegal water pumping stations. it is powered by a couple of motors and sold as drinking water to the people of karachi. >> karachi only has enough water to meet 50% of needs. the water board estimates around 30% of it is wasted or stolen. this is a powerful business
worth millions of dollars. water barres with 30 to 40 tankers earn around $60,000 a day. >> the water board is cracking down on them. over 200 pumping stations have been raided. >> this illegal money is also supporting other illegal and -- >> over 70% of the stolen water is sold to industrialists. five years ago, the fabric dyeing plant was closed because there wasn't enough water. now the owner buys from the black market just to keep his clothing business open. >> this is all because a few
weak people who are the care takers and who are the people who are making money, good money out of that from these people, because they cannot operate such a big operation at this. >> despite the crackdown, this underworld is still operating. the cost of water in karachi has now doubled. somewhere, someone is still making a lot of money. al jazeera, karachi. >> up next on the news hour: >> the oldest film festival in the world, venice, pioneering a whole new era in cinema. >> the australian woman's football team pull out of a lucrative tour to the united states just 10 days before their first match. we'll tell you why in a moment.
>> i've been asked to keep my voice down cause we are so close to the isil position >> who is in charge, and are they going to be held to accout? >> but know we're following the research team into the fire >> they're learning how to practice democracy... >> ...just seen tear gas being thrown... >> ...glad sombody care about us man...
>> several human workers were kidnapped... >> this is what's left of the hospital >> is a crime that's under reported... >> what do you think... >> we're making history right now... >> al jazeera america >> at one time i felt that selling cocaine was my purpose. >> as the amount of drugs grew, guns came in. >> the murder rate was sky high. >> this guy was the biggest in l.a. >> i was goin' through a million dollars worth of drugs every day - i liked it. it's hard to believe that a friend would set you up. people don't get federal life sentences... and beat them. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> the cia admitted it. >> the venice film festival is a
the world's oldest. the traditional model of studio funding for movie is being turned on its head. on line video streaming sites are offering other ways for people to watch movies. >> like the ancient city itself, the venice film festival has had a sinking feeling that cinema is dying. this year, they're riding the wave of change, welcoming films from the on line streaming site netflix. their first ever feature film beast of no nation is the tale of a child soldier in an unnamed african country. it's a strong contender for a prize. >> mark this victory. >> the other a documentary charting change in ukraine. when reds, the films were screened in cinema and on line the same day.
netflix's move into the film business is controversial. some chains have refused to play their films, accusing the company of stealing their audience and destroying the industry. >> when i'm on a train and see young people with two sets of headphones watching a movie on an ire phone, it gets me upset. they're missing something integral to the cinema experience. >> they realize the way people watch films is changing. crowd funding is revolutionizing the way films are financed. >> the stop motion animation film from award winning director char low kaufman was part paid for by fans. >> we want to make it without the interference of the typical big studio process. >> the film's producer said this funding model provides endless
possibilities. >> we ask for $200,000 and we actually wound up with $406,000. it was a miracle for us, and we chose to go this way, because charlie has a specific vision and it's our job to protect these guys, protect their stories, their ideas and their dreams for this project. >> the future is one where audiences choose when and where they see movies and even dictate if they get made at all. al jazeera, venice. >> exciting day for tennis. >> absolutely. we start with tennis and the u.s. open. roger federer is a step closer to ending a three year grand slam drought, through to the semifinals of the u.s. open. >> roger federer hasn't dropped a step at this year's u.s. open so far.
it was a game barely challenged. the swiss showed off all of the qualities that have lifted him to 17 grand slams. he didn't face a single break point, prevailing in just 87 minutes. >> at 34 years of age, even federer is surprised by the ease of his victory. >> you get my age, to run through five opponents the way i have done, i don't consider that normal, but i expected to say well, i've played so well over the last one and a half years, i don't feel like i'm all that i am. >> federer semifinal will be an all swiss affair. his teammate was just at
dominant. >> i'm playing better tennis. >> with row make thatians best known gymnast for support, despite a 19 minute rain delay, winning in three sets for a final appearance in flushing meadows. she'll play for a place in the final thursday. al jazeera. >> the other semifinal thursday will see the defending champion serena williams complete her bid for a calendar grand slam. she faces world number 43.
she has won all four of their previous matches. >> the head of football federation australia confirmed that the women won't take part in a tour of the u.s.a. with the squad protesting pay over what their male counterparts make. 60,000 ticket have already been sold. the women earn $15,000 every 12 months, breaking into a daily wage of $106. that would include a payment of $350 per game. during tournaments like the recent world cup in canada, the team were given an extra payment of $880 reaching the semifinals. if they did reach the final of a
major tournament, that figure would go up to $1,100. >> what happened today was quite extraordinary, because effectively, we've been told and we were told this earlier in the week that unless we make a wage climb for some $120 million, the bulk which would go to male professional players in the next period, unless we agreed that, then the matildas would not participate against the u.s.a. >> crowd trouble was an international embarrassment. local fans launched flares and fireworks from the stand. thick smoke filled the grounds. the match was abandoned and a report sent to fifa by the match
commissioner. >> the sports commissioner is empowered to instruct anyone to reveal information. we requested a full report on the incident that happened september 8 to be presented in 14 days. >> season number 50 of the nfl gets underway later with the defending superbowl champions, the new england patriots taking on the pittsburgh steelers perfect the off-season was dominated by the deflategate row in which the team were accused of deliberately deflating balls to gain an advantage. tom brady was originally banned for four days, but that was overturned by a judge last week. >> i'm excited to, you know, run out there thursday night. it's obviously been a long seven months for everybody, but i think now the goal is to focus on what my job is and for me to
go out there and help our team win. >> it is claimed floyd mayweather was given an exception by the word dope agency after being injected before the fight with manny pacquiao. the allegations coming out ahead of the fight which mayweather said will be the last of his career. the unbeaten mayweather aims for a 49th career win that will see him equal the record of the legend rocky marciano. >> i believe in my skills and talent. i've been in there with the best. the results is always the same. >> having a chance to make history friday, he will compete
in rio 2016 qualifying event in germany as he reaches the required standard to become iran's first representative in the sport after the olympic games as well as being the first woman from the middle east to compete in dressage. she says she receives plenty of support from the iranian government. >> i'm so happy. first of all, i'm so proud to ride nor my country, iran, which has always been my dream and for now, living my dream, it's incredible. i'm also very pleased to be representing every woman in iran, not only iran, but the middle east. it's a great feeling. >> after 11 years on the pro surf tour, the veteran announced his immediate retirement in the middle of the hurley pro in california. he did it moments after posting a perfect score of 10 wednesday. the american then made an
announcement, saying he would take no further part in the event or the rest of the tour. one man definitely not quitting is mick fanning. he continued his strong return to the water after fighting off a great white shark in south africa. more sport on our website. check out aljazeera.com/sport. i'll have more later. >> scientists in south africa discovered a new human like species. researchers found the fossils at the archaeological site known as the cradle of human kind near johannesburg. there were feet for long distance walking, human like hands and a brain a third of the size of the human brain. what an incredible find. stay with us for another bulletin of news coming up in the next couple of minutes. i'll see you then.